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a       vt  
1      [+enfermedad]   to contract frm  , catch
2      [+compromiso]   to make, take on  
to take on, contract frm     
  [+deuda, crédito]  
to incur, contract frm     
contraer matrimonio (con algn)      to marry (sb)  
contrajo parentesco con la familia real      frm   she married into the royal family  
3      [+costumbre]   to get into, acquire frm  
4      [+músculo, nervio]   to contract  
tenía el rostro contraído por el dolor      his face was contorted o twisted with pain  
tanta pobreza le contrajo el corazón      such poverty made his heart bleed  
5      [+metal, objeto]   to cause to contract  
la humedad contrae las cuerdas      dampness causes the ropes to contract  
b    contraerse      vpr  
1    [músculo, nervio]   to contract  
se le quedó el músculo contraído      his muscle contracted o tightened  
2    [objeto, material]   to contract
3      (Ling)   to contract
Translation Spanish - English Collins Dictionary  
contraer deudas exp.
to get into debt

Entry related to:deuda

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'contraer' also found in translations in English-Spanish dictionary
contraer deudas
contraer deudas
contraer deudas
contraer deudas
contraer matrimonio
contraer cargas financieras en exceso
1) contraerse (vi), 2) contraer (vt)
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"contraer": examples and translations in context
Hay muchas más maneras de contraer mono. There are plenty of other ways to contract mono.
Se pueden contraer conscientemente los músculos en las mejillas. You can consciously contract the muscles in your cheeks.
Suelen incluirse disposiciones que expresan la intención de las partes de contraer obligaciones vinculantes mediante el intercambio de mensajes electrónicos. Provisions are frequently included expressing the intention of the parties to enter into binding obligations by exchange of electronic messages.
Se puso de relieve la autoridad del Director Ejecutivo para contraer compromisos y aprobar programas y proyectos. The authority of the Executive Director to enter into commitments and approve projects and programmes was highlighted.
Estoy pensando qué enfermedad podría contraer. I'm already thinking about what kind of sickness I can get.
Pensé que él iba a contraer otra dolencia. I thought he was going to get another disease.
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